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High Schools

Spring sports stats are due Wednesday

Individual player statistics for baseball and soccer are due every Wednesday by 5 p.m., no exceptions.

The Chronicle will publish a listing of area leaders in the following baseball and softball categories: Batting average, doubles, home runs, hits, runs batted in, on-base percentage and stolen bases. Pitching categories will be overall record, earned run average and strikeouts. Soccer statistical listings will include goals and assists, plus keeper categories for saves and goals against average.

The statistics will run Friday.

Stats can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or e-mailed to Sports Editor John Boyette at john.boyette@augustachronicle.com. Please call (706) 823-3337 with any questions.

College Football

Clemson's Davis out for rest of the spring

In Clemson, S.C., Clemson running back James Davis will be sidelined for the rest of spring practice with a shoulder injury.

Coach Tommy Bowden said Monday that Davis, the team's leading rusher last season, was injured March 13 in the Tigers' last practice before spring break.

Bowden said the injury is not serious but doctors determined Monday Davis should sit out a few more weeks.

Clemson holds its spring game on April 12.

College Golf

Gamecocks remain out front at Hootie

In Awendaw, S.C., the South Carolina Gamecocks maintained their lead after Day 2 of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club.

Augusta State dropped from second place to a tie for seventh after a round of 14 over par. South Carolina is 2 under par heading into today's final round. Clemson is third, three shots behind.

Junior Golf

North Augusta teen wins by seven shots

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., 14-year-old Matthew NeSmith , of North Augusta, won the Junior Golf Shoot-Out held Friday-Saturday at Myrtle Beach National Golf Course. The North Augusta Middle School student won the 14-15 Division by seven strokes with a score of 2-over-par 146. He shot rounds of 75-71.

Youth Boxing

Augusta Boxing Club members win golds

In Atlanta, Lindsey Ragland won the gold medal in the 132-pound division at the Georgia Golden Gloves Championships, heading a list of six Augusta Boxing Club gold medalists.

The other first-place finishers were: Justin Williams (119 pounds); Ishmael Bethal (95 pounds); Nicholas Torrance (90 pounds); Christian Stafford (79 pounds); and Desmond Lyons (65 pounds).

NFL

Vick's state trial is getting a new date

In Surry, Va., the prosecutor in Michael Vick 's state dogfighting case expects a new trial date to be set today. Surry County Commonwealth's attorney Gerald Poindexter said Monday he was working with the suspended NFL quarterback's lawyers to determine the date. The trial originally was scheduled for April 2.

Vick is serving a 23-month prison term in Leavenworth, Kan., after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge.

- Chad Johnson skipped the start of the Bengals' off-season workouts Monday to show he's unhappy about not being traded.

l The San Francisco 49ers have been forced to forfeit their fifth-round pick in April's NFL Draft after commissioner Roger Goodell deemed them guilty of tampering with Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs .

Horse Racing

Rags to Riches is retired after injuries

In Delray Beach, Fla., Rags to Riches , the first filly in 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes, doing so last year, was retired after aggravating a past injury.


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